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Puppies and dogs in Sterling, Illinois

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Sterling, Illinois. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Z's adoption status with email updates.
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Z

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, 1 yr 10 mos
Rock Falls, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Ollie

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 8 mos
Rock Falls, IL
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Spayed or Neutered,
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Bailey

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs 5 mos
Rock Falls, IL
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Spayed or Neutered,
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Hi friends! I am sweet Bailey! I was dropped off at a pound in AR and they did not have any room for me. They reached out to Happy Tails because I am such a sweet lady! I love everything and everyone! I must have been in a home at one time because i like a clean kennel and have the biggest tail wags for everyone. I am spayed, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Please come meet me today!
We'll also keep you updated on Skye's adoption status with email updates.
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Skye

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 4 mos
Rock Falls, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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We'll also keep you updated on Ziva's adoption status with email updates.
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Ziva

American Staffordshire Terrier Boston Terrier

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Rock Falls, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Poor Ziva was found by the local Animal Control as an injured stray. She had multiple slashes across her back and leg. We can only imagine her pain. She had medical treatment and stayed at the local Animal Control. We pulled Ziva on her euthanasia day because we could not give up on her. She actually arrived with her red EU collar on. She has blossomed since being here. Her beautiful blue eyes will melt you and her wounds are healed to a beautiful black velvet. She loves her people. She is good with other dogs, but has a fear of cats and her anxiety can be a threat to them. We estimate her to be around 5 years old.
We'll also keep you updated on Ambrose's adoption status with email updates.
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Ambrose

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Rock Falls, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Dog shelters and rescues in Sterling, Illinois

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Sterling, Illinois. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

Rescue

Furry Monster Rescue

STERLING, IL 61081

Pet Types: dogs

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Shelter

Happy Tails Humane Society

1408 McNeil Road, Between Dixon Ave and Rte 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Tri-County Animal Protection League

613 River Lane, Dixon, IL 61021

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Bonafied Rescue

PO Box 66, Oregon, IL 61061

Pet Types: dogs

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Carroll County Animal Control

10735 Mill Road, Mount Carroll, IL 61053

Pet Types: dogs

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Animal Aid and Education

Clinton, IA 52732

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Clinton Humane Society

1473 Main Ave, Clinton, IA 52732

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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XL Canine Rescue, LTD

P.O. Box 447, Albany, IL 61230

Pet Types: dogs

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